Budgeting

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Submitted by bjensen on April 22, 2008 - 10:11pm

So I posted about this on another topic, but thought I would share it with the whole group. Anybody who would like a really easy *free* option for budgeting should take a look at this...

I used to use Quicken, but then heard of this company that just received second round financing. (www.mint.com) I have used it for about 3 months. It does everything that I used to use Quicken for, but adds a bunch of features like text message alerts that alert you when you are getting close to or have exceeded your limits on any given category. It sorts transactions intelligently, so after a few weeks of training it runs itself.

Is free,supported by sponsors on one tab of the site where they will recommend competing services to those you already use (i.e. internet,phone etc.) that are at a lower cost than what you currently spend. Its very unobtrusive. Honestly, I don't even notice unless I am looking for it.

Sorry for the plug, I have no involvement. I just think it is really cool.

It sorts transactions intelligently, so after a few weeks of training it runs itself.